The U.S. Department of Education is exploring “pay for success” models in early childhood education and career-and-technical education, and the agency will separately conduct research on whether the model can be used in English-language learning.
A site launched by the Learning Accelerator is meant to offer concrete examples of different K-12 models for using personalized and blended learning in classrooms.
The U.S. public underestimates, by almost 50 percent, how much is actually spent on education in their districts.
An initiative to improve the use of apps and mobile technology in the instruction of special education students finds that teachers aren’t receiving the professional development they want.
Technology training company Galvanize and ed-tech company Degreed raised additional funds while ed-tech startups in India saw new investments.
A hybrid incubator and seed fund established in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education recently named Rita Ferrandino as its new chief executive officer.
Small business grant programs act as seed funds for ed-tech startups.
Certica Solutions acquired Educuity while college admissions platforms drew funds from the investment community.
Building greater dialogue between private and public sector leaders about ESSA, and forging stronger ties between academic researchers and industry, are priorities for the Education Technology Industry Network’s new leader, Chris Lohse.
The social-media giant and the Summit Charter School network have collaborated to develop software that seeks to tailor lessons to student needs. Over the coming year, 100 schools in 27 states will try the “Basecamp” program.
The California-based charter school network has for years been a darling of digital-education proponents. Since around 2011, Summit has been betting on technology to provide more customized experiences for its students.
In 2014, Tavenner hit it off with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, leading to an unconventional partnership between the charter school organization and the social-networking behemoth around the development of new personalized learning software. And this year will mark the second cohort of Summit’s “Basecamp” program, through which the network hopes to share its model and tools with other schools around the country.